Last Updated on December 6, 2022
A pdf of the above image is available at https://friendsoftheunsheltered.org/wp-content/uploads/Rents-Homelessness.pdf.
- The graph compares rent with rates of homelessness across the United States. The rate of homelessness in Clatsop County is easy to miss in the graph… follow the red arrow to the top of the page!
- The major points being made include:
- Researchers have shown a 10% increase in rent is associated with a 13.6% increase in the rate of homeless.
- Government assistance is available for only about 1/4 of those in need.
- Oregon is going backwards in solving the problem of the lack of housing.
- Government regulation significantly increases the cost of housing.
ECONorthwest. (2019). Homelessness in Oregon: A review of trends, causes, and policy options, from https://oregoncf.org/assets/PDFs-and-Docs/PDFs/OregonHomelessness.pdf
Ionova, M. (2013). The $80-a-week, 60-square-foot housing solution that’s also totally illegal: It’s time to bring back the SRO. from https://nextcity.org/features/the-80-a-week-60-square-foot-housing-solution-thats-also-totally-illegal
Raphael, S. (2010). Housing market regulation and homelessness. In I. G. Ellen & B. O’Flaherty (Eds.), How to house the homeless. from https://gspp.berkeley.edu/assets/uploads/research/pdf/p59.pdf
Glaeser, E. L., & Gyourko, J. E. (2003). The impact of building restrictions on housing affordability. Economic Policy Review, 9(2). Retrieved from https://ssrn.com/abstract=790487